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Souhan: Peterson's road back has come full circle

Souhan: Peterson's road back has come full circle

startribune.com Updated Oct 11, 2012
We learned a lot about him 9 1/2 months ago at FedEx Field. Now he returns, back in one piece and as confident as ever.
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  • Hartman: Shanahan got his break as U assistant

    Hartman: Shanahan got his break as U assistant

    startribune.com Oct 11, 2012
    Before winning two Super Bowls, Mike Shanahan won praise as Gophers offensive coordinator in 1979.
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  • Of whistleblowers and witnesses

    Of whistleblowers and witnesses

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    When it comes to the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL has said that whistleblowers must be protected at all costs.  When it comes to the original whistleblower in the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL inexplicably outed former Vikings defensive tackle J
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  • Report: WR Johnson says he played concussed

    Report: WR Johnson says he played concussed

    Calvin Johnson said Thursday he returned to a game against the Minnesota Vikings earlier this season after suffering a concussion. Johnson told the Detroit Free Press he suffered a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chad Greenway.
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  • Picking apart the Week Six picks

    Picking apart the Week Six picks

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    Every Thursday morning, we unveil the respective picks from MDS and yours truly.  Every Thursday afternoon, MDS joins PFT Live to discuss the games on which we disagree - and other games that make us nervous. Today, we talked Vikings-Redskins, Broncos-
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  • Everson Griffen leaves team after sudden death of mother

    Everson Griffen leaves team after sudden death of mother

    Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will be away from the team, after the sudden and unexpected death of his mother on Wednesday. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Griffen’s mother was visiting her son in the Twin Cities when she died. The cause is no
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  • RGIII on track to play Sunday despite concussion

    RGIII on track to play Sunday despite concussion

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 11, 2012
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still on track to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Adrian Peterson: Of course I want to run over DeJon Gomes

    Adrian Peterson: Of course I want to run over DeJon Gomes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 11, 2012
    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returns to FedEx Field this Sunday for the first time since his 2011 season ended with a torn ACL he thinks occurred on a hit by Redskins safety DeJon Gomes. Peterson said Thursday that he felt “99.9 percent” sure
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  • Vikings defensive coordinator says preparing for Redskins, RG3 …

    Vikings defensive coordinator says preparing for Redskins, RG3 'a headache'

    startribune.com Oct 11, 2012
    Alan Williams had plenty to say today about defending rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III
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  • Move over, Packers and Lions, Leslie Frazier has Minnesota Viki…

    Move over, Packers and Lions, Leslie Frazier has Minnesota Vikings playing like NFC North contenders 

    nydailynews.com Oct 11, 2012
    It's bottoms up in the NFC North where the Packers and Lions were expected to fight things out for the division. But in perhaps the biggest of surprises of the NFL season, the Vikings have stormed out to a 4-1 record matched by the Bears.
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  • Preseason Game 1 recap: REAL LIVE BASKETBALL!

    Preseason Game 1 recap: REAL LIVE BASKETBALL!

    howlintwolf.com Oct 11, 2012
    Working in defiance of every journalism class I’ve ever taken, we are going to do this recap by starting with the parts that doesn’t matter and working our way to the bigger stuff that does. The least important part of this game was the final score, a
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  • Derrick Rose Won’t Be Rushed; DeShawn Stevenson Fires Back at D…

    Derrick Rose Won’t Be Rushed; DeShawn Stevenson Fires Back at Deron Williams; Jeremy Lin Gets Destroyed

    dimemag.com Oct 11, 2012
    In their last preseason win over Memphis, Kirk Hinrich morphed into a red-faced monster for a five or six minute span of the third quarter, and while he had the whole crowd in the Windy City on its feet, they have to know it’s not always going to be tha
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Vikings-Redskins 01:18

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Vikings-Redskins

    Oct 11
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Minnesota at Washington
  • Video - Timberwolves Training Days 01:55

    Timberwolves Training Days

    Oct 11
    Mark Schwarz reports from Timberwolves camp on the uncertain return of Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio.
  • Video - Percy Harvin showing no mercy 03:17

    Percy Harvin showing no mercy

    Oct 11
    The phenomenal play of Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin has kept the team on a hot streak. Is the squad built to compete for a playoff spot? Find out.
  • Video - Preview: Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins 02:29

    Preview: Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins

    Oct 11
    NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins.

Sports Columnists

  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Oct 11
    Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: Week 6 Picks

    Oct 11
    Last week: 12-2, .857. Year to date: 43-34, .558 Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 14. The talk in Pittsburgh will be about Ben Roethlisberger?s shot at breaking Terry Bradshaw?s record for career passing yards?he needs a 300-yard game in Nashville to do it?but …
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 6 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 11
    It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 11
    The Tennessee Titans have been outscored 88-181 through five weeks, which means they're giving up an astonishing 36.2 points per game. They're on pace...